Fanatics! Welcome to the New Year

Fanatics! Welcome to the New Year
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[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW. Visit for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.]


Fanatic! Welcome to this, our first radio notes for the year. Let’s hope we’re all here together on the radio at this time next year.

Tonight’s show has a little media influence at the top. The Thin Lizzy track is dedicated to Dick Cheney, John Yoo, Donald Rumsfeld, Jay Bybee and all those good times! The few songs after the fine Lizzy track are in celebration of our new relationship with Cuba. I know some people don’t want to deal with the fact that the Cold War is over, but I think it’s about time to move forward.

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I started work on this show in a bar/café I would haunt nightly several days ago in Tbilisi, Georgia called the Acid Bar. I finished the rest of it when I dragged my bones into the office soon after getting off the plane from Istanbul.

We continue our line of thought from last year with a healthy serving of Australian music, which I just got another stack of, so get ready for that.

It is pretty much the end of the “holiday season” and I hope that, if it was your want, that you had some time to check out some tunes.

Here is a partial list of what I blew out the end of last year with:

December 2014
24. The Mallard – Yes On Blood LP
24. The Useless Eaters - Zulu LP
24. 11Paranoias - Spectralbeastiaries LP
24. Nazoranai - The Most Painful Time Happens Only Once . . . LP
24. Ausmuteants - Order of Operation LP
24. UV Race - Autonomy And Deliberation LP
25. Black Pus – Zero Ultimate Beat Off LP
25. Om Live LP
25. The Kindest Lines – Covered In Dust LP
25. Dylan Shearer – Garagearray LP
25. UK Subs – Live Kicks LP
25. Can – Ege Bamyasi LP
25. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy box set LP
25. Ty Segall – Twins LP
25. Thee Oh Sees – Dog Poison LP
26. The Doomed – Doomed in Croydon 10/29/78 LP
26. Joy Division - Morituri Tu Salutant (Eindhoven show) LP
26. Joy Division - Ceremony (5-2-80 Birmingham) LP
26. Zig Zags - Zig Zags LP
26. Opalio Roberto (My Cat Is An Alien) - Aurora Coelestis LP
26. Folk Music of the Sahel: Niger LP
27. Thee Oh Sees – Live @ Prima Vera Fest Spain LP
27. Joy Division – YMCA LP
27. Joy Division – Shadowplay LP
27. Damned – Damned Damned Damned LP
28. Ruts – Live Paris Theater LP
28. Lost Sounds – Future Touch CDR
28. Thee Oh Sees - Zork’s Bruise Demos CDR
28. Enfer Boréal – El Dorado CD
29. David Bowie – Low LP
29. UV Race / Eddy Current split live LP
29. Kemialliset Ystävät - Kellari Juniversumi CD
29. 11Paranoias – Stealing Fire From Heaven CD
29. Brigitte Fontaine – Comme A La Radio LP
29. Joy Division Substance LP
29. Joy Division Substance CD
30. Endless Bummer – Vol. 1 LP
30. Frowning Clouds – Whereabouts LP
30. Red Aunts – Come Up For A Closer Look LP
30. Pampers – Pampers LP
30. Ramesses – Misanthropic Alchemy LP
31. Ty Segall – Ty Segall LP
31. Chain & the Gang – In Cool Blood LP
31. The Clash – The Clash LP
31. Boris - That Which Solomon Overlooked Vol. 1 LP
31. Nadja – Numbness CD

I wouldn’t dare tell you what to do, Fanatic, but you might find it useful to keep track of the records you listen to. I find it to be handy to keep me on track with expanding my listening. The lists are great to come back to a year later and see how you have changed, or not as the case may be.

It is 12-31-14. I will be out on the streets for a little longer and then back to the pad for an all vinyl jam out to bring in the new year.

I was asked by Esquire mag to make one of those lists. I usually try to wriggle out of these things because I can’t do them half way. I got loose from it once but got ensnared weeks later. Here it is, if you want to check it out.

We hope you dig what we have set up for our first 2015 show. I have gotten a lot of new records over the last few weeks, so next week should be pretty cool; please tune in if you can.

Listen well and STAY FANATIC!!! 
— Henry

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  Hour 1
01. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town (Philadelphia 10/77) / Remembering Pt. 1
02. Afro Cuban All-Stars - A Toda Cuba Le Gusta / A Toda Cuba Le Gusta
03. Slim Gaillard - Cuban Rhumbarini / 1945 Vol. 2
04. Chuck Berry - Havana Moon / Greatest Hits
05. Älgarnas Trädgård – Viriditas / Garden Of The Elks
06. Alice in Chains - I Stay Away / Jar of Flies
07. Felt Letters - Genetically Modified I & II / single
08. Nervous Patterns - Beautiful Brutal / single
09. Living Eyes - Low Life / single
10. Straight Arrows - Something Happens / single
11. Useless Eaters - Retro Hoax / Bleeding Moon
12. The Nether Dawn – Corridor / Other Dark
13. The Selecter - James Bond / Too Much Pressure 

Hour 2
01. The Moving Sidewalks – Flashback / The Complete Moving Sidewalks
02. Jimi Hendrix - Can You See Me / Are You Experienced (mono)
03. Roky Erickson and the Explosives - Don't Shake Me Lucifer / Casting The Runes
04. Wire - Our Swimmer (Single Version) / Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980
05. The Welders – Pervert / EP
06. Von Südenfed - The Rhinohead / Tromatic Reflexxions
07. The Prids - The Glow / ...Until the World Is Beautiful
08. Cedell Davis - She's Got The Devil In Her / Feel Like Doin' Something Wrong
09. TV Smith - We Want the Road / Immortal Rich
10. Boris - Dyna-Soar / Heavy Rocks
11. Brothers Of The Occult Sisterhood - Weareminds Opening / Enter The Cult Until The Dust To Represent The World Discovers The Hallucinogens And Bent Us To Their Use
12. Au Ras Au Ras – Watershed / The Great Nothing
13. Kekere Tiamiyu & His Group - Saka Amodu / Opika Pende
14. Eddie Kendricks - Keep on Truckin' / single

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